• New 'top of the line' Kindle is coming Open or Close

    Amazon, the company that makes the Kindle-brand of e-readers and tablets, has announced it will introduce a "top of the line" Kindle sometime next week. Jeff Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon, revealed the news on Twitter, explaining the upcoming model will be a new, eighth-generation of Kindle products.

    We currently have no details about the eighth-generation Kindle, including whether it is an update to the Voyage or something altogether different, but Bezos said it is "almost ready". Amazon typically releases new products as soon as they're announced, so we can assume this new Kindle will be available to order through Amazon next week, alongside its unveiling.

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  • Windows 10 market share breaks 20 percent Open or Close

    Original article by By Joel Hruska

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    Lately there are reports on Windows 10’s slow growth rate, despite Microsoft’s decision to pull out all the stops on pushing customers to upgrade to the new operating system. Three weeks ago, Microsoft pushed a “security” fix for IE11 that was actually a Windows 10 update notification in disguise (this is generally frowned upon, since mixing security updates and non-security updates increases the chance that you’ll break something new while patching something else).

    ComputerWorld reports that as of late last week, Windows 10 devices had broken 20% of the market for the first time. The current data shows that figure has dropped again very slightly, to roughly 19.5%, but the real-time figures may not reflect the historic values. For now, W10 deployments are mostly focused in the home; many enterprises have continued using Windows 7 and will deploy Windows 10 later in the year.

    With that said, Windows 10 growth isn't the sprinting power house Microsoft would like it to be. At current rates, the company will hit roughly 26% adoption by the end of the free one-year upgrade period. That’s a significant install base, but it would be far below the one billion target Microsoft set for itself.

  • Windows 7 System Repair Disc Open or Close

    Disaster-Recovery-on-Windows-AzureA Windows 7 System Repair Disc gives you access to Windows 7's System Recovery Options, a powerful set of Microsoft created diagnostic and repair utilities. The first thing a new Windows 7 user should do is create a System Repair Disc. With a System Repair Disc, you'll have access to Windows 7 diagnostic tools like Startup Repair, System Restore, System Image Recovery, Windows Memory Diagnostic, and Command Prompt.

    Important: You'll need a disc burner to create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc. A USB device is not a supported bootable media in this case.

     

    Follow these steps to create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc:

    Difficulty: Easy

    Time Required: Creating a System Repair Disc in Windows 7 should only take around 5 minutes.

    Here's How:

    ♦ Click on Start -> All Programs -> Maintenance.
    ♦ Click on the Create a System Repair Disc shortcut.
    ♦ Choose your optical disc drive from the Drive: drop-down box.
    ♦ Insert a blank disc in your optical drive.

    Note: An empty CD should be large enough for a System Repair Disc. I created a Windows 7 System Repair Disc on a new Windows 7 32-bit installation and it was only 145MB. If you only have a blank DVD that's okay too.

    ♦ Click the Create disc button.

       Windows 7 will now create the System Repair Disc on the blank disc you inserted in the previous step. No special disc burning software is required.

    ♦ After the System Repair Disc creation is complete, Windows 7 displays a dialog box, just click the Close button.
    ♦ Click the OK button back on the original Create a system repair disc window that's now showing up on your screen.

    Label the disc as "Windows 7 System Repair Disc" and keep it someplace safe.

    You can now boot from this disc to access System Recovery Options, the set of system recovery tools available for the Windows 7 operating system.

  • Cloud computing explained Open or Close

    cloud-computingThe promise of cloud computing is that you, the customer, don't ever have to buy another server, back up another disk drive or worry about another software upgrade. All those promises are true-and now there are multimillion-dollar companies without a single server closet. Cool.

    Unfortunately, too often cloud applications and services are bought by people who really shouldn't be buying. Sure, they may have the budget-did you hear Gartner's prediction that the CMO will spend more on tech than the CIO by 2017?-but that doesn't mean they necessarily have the training to make good IT decisions, let alone the discipline or skills in their underlings to actually execute a coordinated technology strategy.

    Read more: IT News

  • PDF Editor and Writer Open or Close

    PDFill Editor

    Do you know that you can create PDF forms in order for your users to be able to fill in their details and then save it as a PDF file? In a way this editor replaces the need to buy Adobe Writes (that enables you to create PDF documents).

    In a summary this software can:

    • Create, Fill, Edit, Delete and Submit PDF Form Fields
    • Type, Draw, Comment, Sign and Scan PDF Documents
    • PDF Ink or PDF Annotator on Table PC
    • Open, View, Edit, Merge and Save PDF files without Adobe Acrobat

    Click to learn more for the PDF Editor and Writer.

  • How to change Windows Searching Options Open or Close
    Do you know that on every folder you may change searching options by clicking the Organize link?
    Photo: Συμβουλή... Μέσα από οποιονδήποτε φάκελο (στα Windows) μπορείτε να τροποποιήστε τον τρόπο αναζήτησης των Windows.
  • Gmail can now search inside attachments Open or Close

    Google has introduced the ability to search inside attachments contained within Gmail. Adding the prefix "has:attachment" followed by your keywords into Gmail’s search box will prompt Google’s algorithm to scour documents and presentations as well as PDF files. Queries can also be limited to specific file types by using the "has:attachment filename:extension" format. Currently, searches seem to be restricted to files that have been indexed by Google’s servers, so older documents may not be searchable just yet. 

    Learn more here: http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/2/3442756/search-attachment-gmail-google

  • Print anywhere from any device! Open or Close

    Google Cloud Print

    Some printers allow printing from the internet -usually by sending an email to your printer. Google goes one step beyond. You can use the Google Cloud print to "Print anywhere, from any device"! http://www.google.com/cloudprint/learn/

  • Change the way windows assosiates programs Open or Close

    Using the Default Programs link - Windows Control Panel, you can change the way windows assosiates programs and also change AutoPlay settings.

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  • Sync your files and photos to your computer Open or Close

    PureSync with this free application you can sync your files/photos between your computer and any other storage device (camera/laptop/smartphone etc).

    Highlights:
    Side by side compare view
    Automatic synchronization and backups
    NAS and FTP support
    Easy to use but still many options
    It's free (* for personal use only).

    You can download PureSync here: http://www.jumpingbytes.com/en/puresync/download.html

  • Tip: How to use msconfig Open or Close

    Msconfig is a usefull tool to change system settings.

    1. Launch.

    You can launch the program from the Windows start menu by typing msconfig (on the Search programs and files prompt) and hit ENTER.

    2. How to use msconfig

    Msconfig has five tabs. On the General TAB there are no useful option to change. On rare cases you might want to try the Diagnostic Start up if you have issues loading into your system. 

    The BOOT option can be more useful. Here you can select the Safe Boot option if you are unable to do so at Windows start-up (usually hitting the F8 key on Windows boot brings the Safe boot options). For advanced users you can also alter the booting option if you have more than one Operating System on the same computer.

    The Services tab is also useful. Here you can disable services from starting when booting. Please be careful many services are essential for proper operation. At minimum you should hide windows services. For example you may want to disable your firewall service to troubleshoot connection problems. Ensure that you re-enable the services after troubleshooting.

    The Start-up option is the most useful one. Here you can disable programms that automatically start-up when your computer starts. Again you need to be careful not to disable programs that are required for operation like hard drive or Intel based programs. 

    Finaly the Tools tab is for more advanced users. The first option "About Windows" can be useful in order to get some additional support if your problems persist.

  • Having issues with your devices? Open or Close

    Use Device Manager [Windows 7 => Control Panel] to troubleshoot any device issues.

  • Batch edit multiple photos Open or Close

    Photoscape is a fun and easy photo editing software that enables you to fix and enhance photos.

    Key Features

    • Viewer: View photos in your folder, create a slideshow
    • Editor: resizing, brightness and color adjustment, white balance, backlight correction, frames, balloons, mosaic mode, adding text, drawing pictures, cropping, filters, red eye removal, blooming, paint brush, clone stamp, effect brush
    • Batch editor: Batch edit multiple photos
    • Page: Merge multiple photos on the page frame to create one final photo
    • Combine: Attach multiple photos vertically or horizontally to create one final photo
    • Animated GIF: Use multiple photos to create a final animated photo

    SpeedyDev is NOT responsible for external downloaded software. Install this software at your own risk!

    Free Download here... 
    http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/download.php

  • Windows fonts folder Open or Close

    On the C:\Windows\Fonts folder you can see all existing windows fonts or install a new one (by copy and paste).

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